Tuesday, April 24, 2007

USDA Help for Exposed Social Security Numbers

The United States Department of Agriculture has set up an information page to help individuals whose social security numbers were inadvertently posted on a government website. The Social Security numbers escaped security notice because they were embedded in a larger number. The Department of Agriculture is offering free credit monitoring service for a year to individuals (corporations/organizations were not effected) who received Farm Services Agency and Rural Development funding. Funding recipients with additional questions may also call 1-800-333-4636 (1-800-FED-INFO) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EDT), Monday-Friday,